Born and raised in Central Western NSW, Tom Buckland studied visual arts at TAFE Orange and Bathurst campuses before relocating to Canberra in 2012. Buckland graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with honours in 2015 and has exhibited widely across Australia since.
Tom Buckland deals in a correspondence of imaginary worlds, his work is heavily influenced by a fascination with fantasy and science fiction and topped off with a refined joyful absurdism. Buckland is a a voracious bricolagist and collector of found objects with which he creates work that is emphatically process-orientated, proudly displaying a unique DIY spirit. He also plays with audience interaction demolishing the invisible barrier between onlooker and artwork
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019